NEW YORK (AP) — The Who's Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel.
Hachette Books announced Tuesday that the British composer-guitarist's "The...
Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.
Review: Daniel Romano connects with cosmos on ‘Finally Free’
Daniel Romano, "Finally Free" (New West Records)
Eclectic, prolific Canadian Daniel Romano's "Finally Free" connects directly to the cosmos, his acoustic-based compositions relying on gorgeous melodies and vocal harmonies to construct a set worthy of any Woodstock-era festival.
Roger Daltrey, "As Long As I Have You" (Republic Records)
It may seem paradoxical to begin a review of a Roger Daltrey album by mentioning Pete Townshend, but The Who vocalist himself credits his bandmate for encouragement in getting "As Long As I Have You" finished.
"I'd lost confidence in it, due to a long break recovering from meningitis," Daltrey says in a touching liner note on his first solo record since 1992.
Today in History for May 19th
Roger Daltrey nearly "shelved" his new solo record 'As Long as I Have You' after battling meningitis.
Bettye LaVette, "Things Have Changed" (Verve Records)
There are enough cover versions of Bob Dylan songs for a lifetime but Bettye LaVette's own dozen are a truly special kind. She doesn't simply sing them — she molds, adopts and transforms them, taking possession of the songs like few other interpreters do or can.
Roger Daltrey's new solo album was saved by Pete Townshend.
The 74-year-old singer has teamed up with Pete, 72, on his new solo album 'As Long As I Have You', and has admitted to harbouring doubts about the project before his Who bandmate convinced him to press ahead with the record.
Cleveland Connects: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame forum will highlight museum’s impact on the city
Cleveland Connects: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame forum will highlight museum's impact on the city
Roger Daltrey is set to perform The Who's 'Tommy' in full with local orchestras in the US this summer.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Daltrey's voice may not soar as it once did. But even after 50 years of touring he hasn't lost his teenage spirit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died.
Victor died Wednesday in London of a heart attack, according to Charlie Brotherstone, an agent at Ed Victor Ltd. Victor was 77 and had been battling leukemia.
Today in History for May 19th
The Who have announced a six-show Las Vegas residency.
LONDON (AP) — Gustav Metzger, whose concept of "auto-destructive art" inspired The Who's Pete Townshend to smash his guitars, has died at age 90.
Publicist Erica Bolton said Metzger died Wednesday at his London home.
Born to Polish Jewish parents in Nuremberg, Germany in 1926, Metzger was one of thousands of "Kindertransport" children brought to Britain from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1939. Most of his family died in the Holocaust.
It’s a good thing it was the 1960s — before video games — when The Who was working on its iconic album, “Tommy.” The English rock band’s famous tune, “Pinball Wizard,” just wouldn’t have had the same ring to it, if it had been called “Video Game Wizard.”
There's a lot to being in a tribute band.
"You'll have people in the crowd who know every note," Jamie McGregor said. "I will be looking for that."